Original title: Ιερή Αρχιτεκτονική
Author: George Baltoyannis
Translation: Chris Loutroutzis
Editing: Lorraine Adams
Graphic design: Angelo Baltoyannis
eBook pagination: Angelo Baltoyannis
Ancient Greek Architecture
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Editor in chief: Angelo Baltoyannis
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Invasive and subversive research based on Architecture, Geometry, Orientation and the Layout of the Temples and Sacraments of Ancient Hellenism. The role of the Priests, the Gates of the Dead and the Gods, the axis of the Mysteries and Sacred Way, Alexander the Great and the Great Constantine.
Sacred Architecture explains the relationship between Religion and Construction through religious, historical and mythological events.
An impressive amount of information and groundbreaking links that shed light on contemporary political and religious reality. Here Philosophy, Science, Art and the Letters of ancient Greeks played a key role.
You then start to realize that your ancestors did not live in a wild environment, but in an enchanting world, a paradise; your differences with them are minor and superficial. Then, you follow them in time and slowly approach and come to your own religion which you believe in and love.
However, all of a sudden fear is born and you want to explore your own space out of curiosity. You know that all the angels are watching you sternly from above, and you waver.
You know that someday you will die and you do not want to depart wondering if there is or what is life after death. And so you start to explore your own religion; going over every subject, opening books on the table, searching endlessly, and returning to the start, worrying that you might have reasoned incorrectly.
You are afraid that you will be disappointed, but you have confidence, knowing that whatever happens in the end, you will face it with courage. And as the ball of yarn unwinds, faces from history appear before you. You join their pieces like a mosaic in your thoughts, trying to figure out why your ancestor did this particular action or some other. You now compose their image, while struggling to understand them in their era. It is they who once determined your future with a command, before you even existed on Earth.
These are your thoughts as a man. If, however, you are also an architect, when you are tasked with constructing the temple of God, among your many other thoughts you will also have to create with your construction, the relationship between God and the faithful.
Then you start to search for God through the believer and come into contact with the priest, who is the connective link between the faithful and God. You assume sometimes the priest’s position and sometimes the believer’s to express the word, emotions or historical tradition through shapes. In this way you discover the symbols which, as soon as they are seen by the believer, will be recognized as divine and the believer will make them his own.
You then proceed from the shape to volume and from volume to architecture, creating internal empty spaces, in order for the believer to enter the temple and be embraced by God. The believer now feels the safety and love of God.
In a similar way you proceed to archeology, with the difference that you “reincarnate”E* to an architect of another era and through historical reasoning you try to capture the spirit of your fellow architect.
If you find out along the way that the path you are following does not tie in with your quest, then you try to look for the cause; another world now unfolds before you, the one that pre-existed, and thus you come into contact with previous worship, which takes you away, to the roots of the human race.
Table of Contents
Part 1 – The Pre-Christian Infrastructure
B. Change in Thinking
Axial Religious System
C. Geographical Conditions
D. Monotheism – Polytheism
Greek Mythology – Old Testament
E. Alexander the Great – Alexandria – Ptolemies – Palestine
Alexandrian Literature – Science
F. Orpheans – Pythagoreans – Philosophical Schools
Logic of Delphi
G. Old Testament – Thoughts
Part 2 – The Reform of Augustus
A. Religious Model
B. The Christian Model
The Reform of Augustus
Religious Situation in Palestine
C. Crypto-Christians – Universality
Political Activities of the Apostle Paul
Part 3 – The Religious Extensions of the Ancient World
A. Coincidences and Opinions
Greek Mythology – New Testament and Alexander the Great
Jesus of Nazareth – Galiliee (Nazareth)
Nero : History’s Victim
Christian Political Progress
Global Pre-Christian Logic
2. Mound (Tomb) – Pyramid
3. Logic of the Pyramids
5. Human processes
6. Cosmic Egg
8. Greco-Roman Level of Relations
9. Overseas Contacts
10. Homer’s World
11. Religious Periods
Nazarenes – Depiction of God – Man
B. Christian Religious Base
C. Architect God
Greek Architectural Styles
Greek Construction Teams
Transfer of the Holy Lands
Metaphysical Processes in Alexandria
The Space-Time Dimension of Alexander the Great – Trade
Imperial Politics and Christianity
Furies – Fanaticism – Contract – Testament
Buddhism – Islam
Orphic Model of Alexandria
Religious Interest of the Emperors
D. Mnemonic Summary
E. Major Gods Worshipped before the Christian Fathers
Is Alexander the Great Alive?
Jesus – Alexander the Great
The Tent of Alexander the Great
F. Christian Fathers of the Church
Part 4 – The Natural Phenomena – Sacred Way
A. Enceladus – Hephaestus – Apollo
B. Creating the Sacred Way
D. Function and Purpose of the Priesthood
E. Logic of the Sacred Way
F. The Hard Clerical Core
G. Secret Societies – New World Order
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